I don't make it every night or even every week, but when I do make it, I gobble that stuff up! I typically have to chock it full of meat and veggies to keep the husband satisfied, but when he is away, I like to get back to the basics.
This recipe is just that: basic, simple, fresh, delicious.
I know it's pasta, but I really did not feel guilty eating it. I used whole wheat rotini and fresh, healthy ingredients for the sauce. For those weeknights when the husband is away, I will definitely be turing back to this simple little treat! Bonus: it took less than 10 minutes to prep. That's my kind of dinner!
1 bunch of fresh basil
1/3 cup pine nuts
4 tsp minced garlic
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
16 oz box of your favorite pasta (I chose whole wheat rotini)
2/3 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, add basil, pine nuts, minced garlic, avocado and EVOO to your blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour basil mixture over your noodles and stir to combine. Garnish with a few additional pine nuts and serve!